WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. It is one of the best CMS or Content Management Systems there is and used by many websites to manage the creation and modify their digital content.
You can build on WordPress itself which does take a little bit to learn. Or you can buy a builder such as Divi Theme Builder, Elementor, or Beaver Builder. WordPress comes with themes and the other builders do too.
I use Divi Theme Builder and it comes with dozens of themes from elegant Themes and many other sites. Divi Theme Builder is a theme developed, supported, and promoted by elegant Themes. It is one of the most used theme builders in the design area for WordPress.
WordPress.com is basically similar to WordPress.org in that is uses the same software. WordPress.com requires more coding skill, choose your own host with your own domain name and is 100% customizable, with plugins and more flexible. WordPress.org is hosted more limited but it starts at $3.00 a month, has an easy setup, has plugins, and very basic.
Yoast SEO which handles many functions besides SEO
Rank Math also handles SEO on your WordPress site. It will help you add keywords among other things.
Constant Contact is a very good and reliable email tool
UpdraftPlus is used for backing up your website which makes it easy to restore your website if something should happen.
WP Rocket is a plugin for caching which will improve the website speed.
SEMRush will help you improve your SEO, keywords, and many other things.
WooCommerce is a plugin used over 4 million times and will turn your website into an online store
W3 Total Cache is a plugin that will help you increase the load speed for your WordPress sites
Akismet will help keep you from getting spam by checking the comments and the form submissions
Smush is very good. It will compress images so that your site will not slow down
Wordfence will scan your website and will help keep SEO spam, malicious malware and bad URL’s away.
And there are dozens more to check out.
And More on Plugins
“A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress.”
“Plugin development is constantly changing with each new WordPress release. Keep up with the latest changes by following the Plugin Review Team’s blog.”
“The WordPress Plugin Directory is the largest directory of free and open-source WordPress plugins. Find out how to host your plugin on WordPress.org.”
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